Friday, March 27, 2009

Atelier Versace Spring 2009

Darlings, there just isn't enough pretty on this blog (besides us). Let's end the week with some eye candy, shall we?

Instead of just presenting a collection, we thought it would be interesting to show the original sketches with their notes alongside the finished product. Lorenzo is obsessed with fashion sketches and if Tom didn't put his foot down, the walls of our home would be overrun with them. When he looks at these sketches Lorenzo is reminded of Loïc Prigent's fabulous documentary
Signé Chanel, which traces the evolution of the Chanel fall 2004 haute couture collection from sketches by Karl Lagerfeld right through the fashion show and selling to customers, specifically the scenes where the seamtresses struggle to read his notes and realize the designer's vision.


Acid-green evening dress in satin and silk organza
A bow motif on the bust retains a multitude of pleats, forming the volume at the back of the dress

Bubble shaped mini dress in silk organza
Embroidered entirely in lacquered red sequins

Black silk organza evening dress
A pleated motif effect forms three-dimensional fan shapes creating graphic rhythms of transparency which curve around the entire body

Bouganville silk chiffon ballgown
Large purple crinoline bands define each ruffle of the skirt and create a dramatic asymmetric motif on one shoulder

Aqua-green and smoky grey organza evening gown
Large organza circles embroider the asymmetrical volume of the draped bustier

Mini cage shaped dress made from gold silk tulle
Embroidered bodice with feathers hand painted and metallic sequins in complementing shades of gold

Crinoline bands of crystal mesh curve around the bust retaining plisse and forming the straps
Large folds open out to form the volume

Fuchsia pink silk organza bustier mini dress
A pleated effect in a fan shape creates graphic rhythms of transparency and open out in a three dimensional effect

Antique rose evening dress in silk tulle and georgette
Micro draping forms the bodice while boned piping retains the shape before falling to create the "cage" shape
Embroidered entirely in crystal in a "degrade" effect

Nude colored evening dress entirely embroidered with transparent sequins and crystals in a degrade effect

Black silk chiffon and organza evening dress
Pleated organza bands with crinoline and crystal mesh tubes create the graphic contours of the bustier

Cream silk crepe de chine evening dress with open back
Pleated bands of organza twist around the body before opening out to form the train

China red silk organza ballgown
Pleated bands define the shape of the bustier and form the edges of each ruffle on the skirt

Smokey grey silk organza ballgown
Crinoline and crystal mesh tubes out line the body and fall to gather the volume of the dress, creating ruffles in petal shapes

Model: Georgina Stojiljkovic

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